Doras appeals for support amid unprecedented demand

Midwest refugee and migrant rights organisation Doras has issued a special appeal for extra assistance to cope with what it says is an unprecedented...

Minister asked to explain plane at Shannon

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport has been asked to explain why a plane operating on behalf of the US military was permitted to fly from Shannon Airport to an air base in Turkey last week.

Department refuses FOI requests about US flights

A group that monitors military aircraft movements at Shannon Airport has claimed the Department of Foreign Affairs has refused to answer questions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) in case it damages relations with the United States (US).

272 flights allowed carry munitions through Shannon

The Department of Transport has revealed that in 2014 a total of 272 flights were granted permits to transport weapons or explosives through Shannon Airport.

Shannon airshow facing peaceful protest

An airshow to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first commercial transatlantic flight is expected to attract some 40,000 spectators but will also see several anti-war groups stage a peaceful protest.

U.S. has ‘blanket permission’ to use Irish airspace

Opponents of the US military's use of Shannon airport have expressed serious concern at news that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade only receives statistical reports on military flights after they have taken place.